7/29/1850 Sycamore Twp, Wyandot Co, OH, where the census taker found him, recording him at age 39, farmer, with $3000 in real estate. Mary was 34 and the family included: Ann E, 12; William, 10; David, 8; Sarah, 7; Mahala, 5; Minerva, 4; Mary E, 3; and Louisa, 1. Dr. John P Goodman lived next door and down the road were Fords, relatives of brother-in-law, David.
The History of Wyandot Co, Sycamore Twp< includes this biography:
"DAVID GOODMAN was born August 25, 1810, in Ross County, Ohio. He is a son of William and Elizabeth (Conner) Goodman, natives of Penn. sylvania, and of German and Irish descent. They were married in Ron County and had eight children; four survive-David, John, Daniel and Ann. The mother died in June, 1832, aged forty-four; the father, in Feb. ruary, 1870, aged eighty-nine. David Goodman came to this count in 1831, and located on eighty acres entered by his father in 1827. His par. ents moved into a cabin erected on the farm, and the sons and father cleared away the forest, living principally upon "Johnny cake " and venison for several years. Mr. Goodman was married, January 30, 1837, to Miss Mary Van Gundy, who was born in Ross County, Ohio, and daughter of Benjamin and Sallie (Snyder) Van Gandy, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent. There were ten children in the family, four surviving-Hannah, Elizabeth, Jefferson and George. The parents both died in 1842. Mr. and Mrs. Goodman were blessed with thirteen children-Ann E., Will. iam, David, Sarah J., Mahala, Minerva, Mary E., Laura, Isabel, John, Hi. ram, Catharine and George W. The deceased are Mary E., William, John and George W. The mother died April 2, 1868, aged sixty-two years. In 1855, Mr. Goodman purchased eighty acres on which he still lives, adding to this till he now owns 238 acres, all in this township. He values this land at $75 to $85 per acre. He has always been a f armor and successful; was once a Whig but now a Republican."